While there may be people who have a trip to Mars amongst their bucket list items, this will likely be unattainable for most in our lifetime.
However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of unforgettable experiences which are totally attainable. If you consider yourself adventurous, be sure to add these 8 experiences to your bucket list immediately.
1. Island Hop in Hawaii
The state includes 6 main islands – Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai – all of which are the absolute epitome of island paradise.
Think white sand beaches fringed with palm trees, complimented by crystal clear waters.
2. Go on an African Safari
African hospitality is world renowned, which only adds to the life-altering experience of an African safari.
Head to the bush to experience the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo – as well as giraffe, gazelle, hippopotamus, hyena, and warthog in their natural habitat.
3. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
There is no underwater adventure which could come close to experiencing the Great Barrier Reef up close and personal.
While this natural beauty can be experienced from aboard a boat, you’re sure to regret it if you don’t get to feed crackers to a jewel fish, swim alongside a sea turtle, or have a spotted leopard ray swim beneath you.
4. White Water Raft the Colorado River
Whether you opt for the major rapids or a relaxing float downstream, you’ll find it challenging to focus on bingo for money surrounded by mesas as the backdrop while you make your way through the surreal scenery that is the Colorado River.
Experience this unforgettable place to the fullest by camping and bathing in the many waterfalls.
5. Drive the Autobahn
This 12,996 km highway system in Germany has stretches without any speed limits which naturally attracts drivers of some rather cool cars.
You’ll be able to test your mettle by going as fast as you like, however it is advised that you stay below 130kph unless you have advanced driver training!
6. Splash Out on Dinner in Paris
The best food can without a doubt be found in Paris, but it’s also some of the most expensive in the world. However, no price can be put on the epitome of luxury which is dining in Paris. Be sure to drink a bottle of wine recommended by the waiter, enjoy an 8-course tasting menu, and indulge in dessert.
7. Party at Mardi Gras
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have an over-the-top outfit to attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
However, you should absolutely prepare yourself from the wildest public debauchery known to man and take full advantage of the good weather, amazing street food, and pumping music.
8. Zip Line Over the Rainforest
While most people opt for a hike to experience the rainforest, why not go for a bird’s eye view instead and take it all in from above while zip lining over it?
Once the sheer terror wears off, you’ll find it hard to believe that what you’re seeing is actually real!